Concealed Carry on Campus

This webpage is the central location for the dissemination of information relating to the concealed carry of handguns on campus.

 In case of an emergency, to be connected to NWACC DPS:

  • Dial 4229 from your campus phone.
  • Pick up any emergency phone located in and around campus.

In case of emergency, to be connected to an off-campus dispatcher:

  • Dial 911 from your cell phone.
  • Dial 9-911 from a campus phone.

If a non-emergency violation has occurred, notify an instructor or NWACC administrator, the NWACC DPS, or use the LiveSafe mobile device application to report the incident.


For more information please contact:

Teresa Taylor

Interim Executive Director of Policy, Risk and Compliance


Concealed Carry Statement

Effective September 1, 2017

Provided all of the following conditions are met the possession of concealed handguns in buildings and on the grounds of NorthWest Arkansas Community College is permitted under Arkansas Act 562 of 2017:

  • Carrier has a license to carry a concealed handgun, and
  • Carrier has completed additional endorsement training as approved by the Director of the Department of Arkansas State Police.

Concealed means the handgun is shielded from observation and not viewable in public.

Notwithstanding the above, a Licensed Carrier may store a concealed handgun in his or her locked vehicle in a publicly owned and maintained parking lot.

Exceptions to the right to carry a concealed handgun include the following:

  • All public K-12 locations, Jones Center for Families, and private spaces not owned or leased by NWACC;
  • Documented grievance and disciplinary meetings, provided additional requirements are met by NWACC personnel.

For additional information, refer to Arkansas Act 562 of 2017.

Definitions may be found at Ark. Code Ann. §5-73-301 (2017).